How Small Businesses Can Secure Government Contracts


Maggie Wall/KMXT

Kodiak is a military town. Many military projects require contractors to do the work. Those contractors often outsource parts of their projects to other contractors.

All that contracting creates opportunities for local businesses to find work or expand their services.

KMXT’s Maggie Wall spoke with one of Alaska’s small business development specialist and has this report.

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In the last decade the Anchorage and Fairbanks PTAC offices helped more than 1,000 Alaska businesses obtain $1.6 billion in federal government contract awards. PTAC stands for the state’s Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Alaska which helps Alaska businesses tap into the government’s contract provider system.

While Alaska’s two largest cities have numerous major bases. Kodiak does have the largest Coast Guard facility in the country as well as numerous other military units-and that creates any number of possibilities for local businesses.

Bryan Zak is the Southwest Region Director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center.:

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Zak says you don’t need to be a big player to take advantage of the government’s contract provider program. Just getting your name on the list has benefits thanks to the big players who can’t do everything themselves:

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And here’s another service available for businesses wanting to get in on local federal contracts. It’s called Bid Match:

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Bryan Zak with the Alaska Small Business Development Center.

The center is hoping to set up a local workshop in March to help Kodiak businesses get set up in the PTAC program.

In the meantime, Google Alaska Small Business Development Center Kenai, and you’ll find Zak’s website, with links to a 10 point do-it-yourself program for getting signed up in PTAC.

I’m Maggie Wall.

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